Hawkesbury sees red over "beds and heads" shortfall



support these provincial services,” the city

other municipalities for new “beds and

beds,” writes Kingston Mayor Mark


says in a letter to Hawkesbury council.

heads” funds.


On agenda

The current payment is $75 per “head,”

the Association ofMunicipalities of Ontario


The town of Hawkesbury has joined a

for universities, and per “bed,” for hospitals.

convention in August.

that have post-secondary institutions and


It has not been increased since 1987 when it



receive in lieu of property taxes for

the rate should be $135 per head/bed, the

Perfect score for water

institutions such as hospitals.

city contends.

If the province adjusted the payment to

“There is a shared understanding among

reflect inflation, the municipality would

municipalities that the current heads and



receive $11,212, compared to the $6,229 it


a watermain on Dufferin Street, between



Main Street East and Aberdeen, extending

the life of the line by at least 20 to 30 years.

The town of Hawkesbury continues to

The work could prolong the use of the main

get perfect scores for its drinking water.

for as long as 50 years, Guertin told council

For the second consecutive year, the

this week. Aqua Rehab, of Laval, which

Ontario environment ministry has given a


100 per cent rating to the town’s water

main this summer.


The annual flushing of the hydrants will

points out waterworks superintendent


Richard Guertin.


The glowing inspection report is also

and a slight discolouration of the water.

good news for Champlain Township

Consumers are advised that if they see the

residents. The villages of L’Orignal and

water is coloured they should let the water


run for a while until it clears up.


Run remembers dedicated participant


Samuel Reilleywas a dedicatedHawkesbury andDistrict General Hospital Health

Run participant. He took part in the fund-raising event each year of his young life.

Fittingly, Samuel, who passed away in October at the age of 14, will be remembered

at the June 12 Run.

Samuel first participated in the activity in a stroller. As he grew older, he continued

making a contribution, by biking, walking or running the course.

“For this special day, we encourage all the young and young at heart to participate to

Voyageurs are being sought for the 2011 canoe expedition in aid of the Hawkesbury

this activity”, says Denis Charlebois, owner of Intersport and one of the major sponsors

and District General Hospital Foundation, a 320-kilometre trek Daniel, Catherine and

of the event.For the last two years, the Health Run has commemorated the participation

Maxime Léveillée are organizing between Petawawa andHawkesbury July 17-24. Call

of a dear friend. Last year, the Health Run honoured Ken Takeda, a great volunteer and

Daniel at 613-632-8469 or the foundation at 613-632-1111, extension 166, or go to

dedicated the 3.5-kilometre run to his memory.

Visit for details or call 613-632-1111, extension 365, or e-mail

An objective of $25,000 has been set for the 23 rd

edition of the Run which will be held


the 25-kilometre circuit at 10 a.m. and the ten-kilometre loop at 10:45 a.m.For walkers, a

ten-kilometre stroll starts at 9:30 a.m., a seven-kilometre jaunt goes at 9:45 a.m. and a 3.5-

kilometre march begins at 11 a.m.

Main Street betweenWilliam and Race Streets will be closed that day from 7 a.m. to 2


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